Match Fixing Scam: Nigerian Football Agent Caught On Video Promising To Sell Yellow Card For £41k During World Cup
June 2nd, 2014 – Match Fixing Scam: Nigerian Football Agent Henry Chukwuma Okoroji, Caught On Video Promising To Sell Yellow Card For £41k During World Cup
Agent Henry Chukwuma Okoroji, has been caught on camera claiming he could arrange a yellow card for more than £41,000 and a penalty for £81,000, during the 2014 World Cup games in Brazil.
This comes few days after the National Crime Agency (NCA), looked into match-fixing allegations surrounding the international friendly match between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Tartan Army of Scotland.
Okoroji told an undercover reporter, that he could fix matches and organise certain outcomes at the tournament which kicks off June 12. To increase his credibility, Super Eagles midfielder Ogenyi Onzai was invited to the meeting, although it is believed he is not involved in the scam. Okoroji told The Sun’s undercover reporter Mazher Mahmood: “Hundred per cent, two players. It’s left up to you people what you want to do. You will pay for a yellow or a red card or a penalty.”
The agent then called a Nigerian player and claimed he has part of the plan, although he added: “The player cannot come because of his career, which is true. These things you cannot speak on the phone because they are monitoring, all agents, are monitoring his calls.”
A spokesman for the NCA said: “The NCA will from time to time provide operational detail necessary for public reassurance purposes.
“It does not routinely confirm or deny the existence of specific operations or provide ongoing commentary on operational activity.”
[Reported By Daily Post]